September 11 – Grandparents Day!
How do you celebrate this special day? How did it come about?
In 1978, the United States Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day, said Donna Butts, the executive director of Generations United. This organization focuses on intergenerational strategies. President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation that began the observation.
“It was a little-known holiday until 2012 when Generations United began spearheading an annual campaign to encourage all generations to ‘Do Something Grand’ and engage with another generation on Grandparents Day,” said Butts.
Grandparents Day is not a federal holiday, nor have I been able to find any special events being held here in Thurston County. Hopefully, families will make this day special with gatherings, favorite foods, and fond memories.
September 17 – The Hope Vision Foundation Presents the Olympia Vision Fair.
All ages are invited to join the Hope Vision Foundation for a day focused on empowering people with vision impairment and their caregivers.
If you or a loved one needs help connecting to community resources, have vision loss, or a condition like diabetes or macular degeneration, this fair is for you.
There will be speakers, visual aid vendors, and the chance to connect with local resources for the visually impaired.
This event is free. Click here for details.
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NE, Olympia
September 22 - The Senior Action Network Presents: Living Well, Living Long!
Living Well Living Long is BACK LIVE again! This year The Senior Action Network (SAN) will revisit the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Boulevard Road in Olympia, focusing on the theme of "Aging Is Better Than Ever"!
Over 25 SAN member businesses will participate, providing resources and giveaways for attendees. There will be four keynote speakers in the Fellowship Hall, with breakout sessions elsewhere in the church throughout the day.
Fall Risk Assessments will be available FREE all morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon: this event is held in conjunction with National Fall Prevention Awareness Day.
Light snacks, beverages, etc. will also be provided. Living Well Living Long is free, but REGISTRATION TO ATTEND IS REQUIRED.
To sign up, click here.
22nd September 2022
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1926 Boulevard Rd. SE, Olympia, 98501
Who is SAN?
SENIOR ACTION NETWORK [SAN] is a non-profit organization, part networking, part community service, designed to build our members’ businesses while simultaneously working to serve the senior community.
Through SAN memberships, projects and events, SAN has donated thousands of dollars to the community and its seniors.
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